The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 47 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2150 2081 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.77% 3.81% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 5.00% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1431 1349
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +46.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £19.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £59.75 £48.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £27.25 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+54.12% +37.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 1924 £425 - 497
London +6 977 £475 - 238
South East -15 271 £400 +6.66% 68
City of London -4 241 £500 +5.26% 91
Scotland +24 166 £350 -5.40% 33
North West +4 159 £400 +7.52% 42
Yorkshire +2 132 £375 +2.73% 39
West Yorkshire +2 98 £366 -2.33% 30
South West -22 94 £386 -1.59% 33
Edinburgh +17 90 £350 -6.66% 19
West Midlands 0 81 £363 -3.33% 32
East of England -10 72 £340 -13.37% 25
Cheshire +25 67 £400 - 11
Leeds -8 64 £363 +2.11% 22
Glasgow +28 53 £353 -9.03% 11
North East +22 53 £440 +25.71% 5
Berkshire -13 53 £400 +6.66% 16
East Midlands -20 53 £425 - 11
Hampshire +20 52 £413 -1.78% 7
Manchester -15 50 £385 +14.07% 20
Buckinghamshire -13 48 £375 +7.14% 5
Milton Keynes -6 43 £375 +7.14% 3
Tyne and Wear +15 40 £455 +30.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 37 £445 +27.14% 3
Oxfordshire -10 37 £375 +4.16% 7
Wales -6 32 £350 -6.66% 10
Northamptonshire -7 30 £438 -2.77% 4
Surrey -24 28 £395 -1.25% 11
South Wales -5 26 £373 -0.66% 10
Reading +2 25 £475 +8.57% 5

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1679 (39.76%) Finance
2 968 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 906 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
4 847 (20.06%) Banking
5 846 (20.03%) Project Management
6 544 (12.88%) SQL
7 542 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
8 365 (8.64%) Microsoft
9 345 (8.17%) PRINCE2
10 337 (7.98%) Retail
11 335 (7.93%) Investment Banking
12 328 (7.77%) MS Excel
13 327 (7.74%) Data Analysis
14 325 (7.70%) Use Case
15 318 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 315 (7.46%) Degree
17 313 (7.41%) Change Management
18 282 (6.68%) ISEB
19 274 (6.49%) Migration
20 259 (6.13%) Scrum
21 258 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
22 256 (6.06%) CRM
23 252 (5.97%) Data Modelling
24 241 (5.71%) Waterfall
25 240 (5.68%) Oracle
26 238 (5.64%) MS Visio
27 222 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
28 220 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
29 211 (5.00%) Workflow
30 199 (4.71%) SDLC

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 142 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 62 (1.47%) CMS
3 59 (1.40%) SAS
4 34 (0.81%) Confluence
5 19 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.21%) Drupal
11 9 (0.21%) IIS
12 8 (0.19%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.17%) Lync
14 6 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.14%) Moodle
14 6 (0.14%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 328 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 238 (5.64%) MS Visio
3 188 (4.45%) MS Office
4 153 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 95 (2.25%) MS Project
6 22 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.33%) SPSS
8 13 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.095%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.047%) FastStats
12 1 (0.024%) Mingle
12 1 (0.024%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.024%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 84 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 26 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 26 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 13 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.28%) Agresso
6 11 (0.26%) Summit
7 9 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.21%) SAP FI-GL
7 9 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.19%) Temenos T24
9 7 (0.17%) Magento
9 7 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.17%) SAP SRM
10 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.14%) Unica
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.71%) SaaS
2 20 (0.47%) Office 365
3 15 (0.36%) PaaS
4 11 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
5 9 (0.21%) Force.com
6 5 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.095%) IaaS
7 4 (0.095%) Taleo
7 4 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.095%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.071%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.071%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.047%) Yammer
9 2 (0.047%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.024%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.11%) Intranet
2 31 (0.73%) Internet
3 16 (0.38%) HTTP
3 16 (0.38%) Firewall
4 14 (0.33%) WAN
5 11 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (0.19%) Network Security
6 8 (0.19%) LAN
7 6 (0.14%) VoIP
7 6 (0.14%) SAN
8 5 (0.12%) LDAP
8 5 (0.12%) ATM
8 5 (0.12%) VLAN
9 4 (0.095%) NAS
9 4 (0.095%) DNS
9 4 (0.095%) Extranet
9 4 (0.095%) MPLS
10 3 (0.071%) VPN
10 3 (0.071%) Broadband
10 3 (0.071%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
2 194 (4.59%) SQL Server
3 75 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
4 71 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 57 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 56 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (1.21%) MS Access
9 47 (1.11%) QlikView
10 46 (1.09%) Data Mining
11 42 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 32 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
13 31 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 29 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
15 27 (0.64%) Big Data
16 22 (0.52%) NoSQL
16 22 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 115 (2.72%) JIRA
2 32 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (0.69%) Axure RP
4 18 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 17 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (0.40%) Rational Rose
6 16 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 15 (0.36%) Selenium
8 14 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Blend
10 8 (0.19%) Subversion
11 7 (0.17%) JUnit
12 6 (0.14%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.14%) ERwin
12 6 (0.14%) CppUnit
13 5 (0.12%) HP UFT
14 4 (0.095%) Git (software)
15 3 (0.071%) CruiseControl
General
1 1679 (39.76%) Finance
2 847 (20.06%) Banking
3 337 (7.98%) Retail
4 335 (7.93%) Investment Banking
5 145 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 132 (3.13%) Front Office
7 130 (3.08%) Marketing
8 107 (2.53%) Legal
9 106 (2.51%) Back Office
10 97 (2.30%) Retail Banking
11 71 (1.68%) Advertising
12 55 (1.30%) Financial Institution
13 54 (1.28%) Billing
14 47 (1.11%) Law
15 36 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
16 35 (0.83%) Manufacturing
17 29 (0.69%) Publishing
18 23 (0.54%) General Ledger
19 21 (0.50%) Local Government
20 18 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3177 (75.23%) Analyst
2 2905 (68.79%) Business Analyst
3 311 (7.36%) Project Manager
4 253 (5.99%) Developer
5 220 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
6 206 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
7 171 (4.05%) Agile Business Analyst
8 165 (3.91%) Banking Business Analyst
8 165 (3.91%) Data Analyst
9 153 (3.62%) Consultant
9 153 (3.62%) Architect
10 140 (3.32%) Financial Business Analyst
11 121 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
12 116 (2.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 115 (2.72%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 90 (2.13%) IT Business Analyst
15 84 (1.99%) Technical Analyst
16 81 (1.92%) Business Systems Analyst
16 81 (1.92%) Business Manager
17 73 (1.73%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (3.32%) .NET
2 114 (2.70%) XML
3 98 (2.32%) Web Services
4 94 (2.23%) HTML
5 48 (1.14%) CSS
6 41 (0.97%) Middleware
7 35 (0.83%) HTML5
8 31 (0.73%) Spring
9 28 (0.66%) WPF
9 28 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 25 (0.59%) jQuery
11 21 (0.50%) Java EE
12 20 (0.47%) JSON
13 18 (0.43%) RESTful
14 17 (0.40%) SOAP
15 16 (0.38%) FpML
16 15 (0.36%) .NET Framework
17 14 (0.33%) JSP
17 14 (0.33%) XML Schema
18 13 (0.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 542 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 142 (3.36%) Fixed Income
3 142 (3.36%) Derivative
4 131 (3.10%) User Experience
5 96 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 91 (2.15%) Equities
7 67 (1.59%) Credit Risk
8 54 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 50 (1.18%) Reference Data
10 43 (1.02%) Visualisation
11 42 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 41 (0.97%) SWIFT
12 41 (0.97%) Computer Science
13 37 (0.88%) Market Risk
13 37 (0.88%) NHS
14 33 (0.78%) Social Media
14 33 (0.78%) Data Integration
15 29 (0.69%) Mobile App
16 28 (0.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 84 (1.99%) Windows
2 65 (1.54%) UNIX
3 50 (1.18%) Linux
4 19 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (0.17%) Android
7 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.12%) AIX
9 3 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.047%) VME
10 2 (0.047%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.024%) MVS
11 1 (0.024%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.024%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.024%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.024%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 968 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
2 906 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
3 846 (20.03%) Project Management
4 345 (8.17%) PRINCE2
5 327 (7.74%) Data Analysis
6 325 (7.70%) Use Case
7 318 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 313 (7.41%) Change Management
9 274 (6.49%) Migration
10 259 (6.13%) Scrum
11 258 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
12 256 (6.06%) CRM
13 252 (5.97%) Data Modelling
14 241 (5.71%) Waterfall
15 222 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
16 211 (5.00%) Workflow
17 199 (4.71%) SDLC
18 196 (4.64%) User Stories
19 184 (4.36%) UML
20 182 (4.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 544 (12.88%) SQL
2 161 (3.81%) Java
3 89 (2.11%) C#
4 81 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 58 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 57 (1.35%) VBA
7 53 (1.26%) T-SQL
8 33 (0.78%) C
9 20 (0.47%) C++
9 20 (0.47%) Scala
10 19 (0.45%) PHP
11 17 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.38%) Python
12 16 (0.38%) VB
13 11 (0.26%) Ruby
13 11 (0.26%) R
14 9 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.19%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 5 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 315 (7.46%) Degree
2 282 (6.68%) ISEB
3 130 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 66 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 57 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 47 (1.11%) PMP
7 33 (0.78%) IIBA
8 27 (0.64%) CBAP
9 26 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 20 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.38%) CIMA
14 14 (0.33%) APMP
14 14 (0.33%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.28%) ACCA
16 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.21%) CISSP
17 7 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
18 6 (0.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (3.60%) QA
2 48 (1.14%) EMIR
3 44 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 38 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 35 (0.83%) FATCA
6 30 (0.71%) MiFID
7 25 (0.59%) SLA
8 20 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.43%) Solvency II
10 17 (0.40%) COREP
11 14 (0.33%) Basel III
12 12 (0.28%) FINREP
13 11 (0.26%) GAAP
14 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 10 (0.24%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
15 9 (0.21%) CRD IV
16 8 (0.19%) COBIT
17 6 (0.14%) ISO 9000
18 4 (0.095%) Basel II
System Software
1 31 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.095%) XenApp
4 3 (0.071%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.047%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.024%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.024%) Varnish
6 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.024%) XenServer
6 1 (0.024%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.024%) vSphere
6 1 (0.024%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.024%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.28%) Puppet
3 11 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.095%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.071%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.071%) OpenView
7 2 (0.047%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.047%) Control-M
7 2 (0.047%) systemd
7 2 (0.047%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.024%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.024%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.024%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.024%) Nagios
8 1 (0.024%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.024%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.024%) SCCM
8 1 (0.024%) SCOM
8 1 (0.024%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 365 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 240 (5.68%) Oracle
3 147 (3.48%) SAP
4 67 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 48 (1.14%) IBM
6 44 (1.04%) Cognos
7 39 (0.92%) HP
8 35 (0.83%) Teradata
9 33 (0.78%) Informatica
10 30 (0.71%) Tableau
11 29 (0.69%) ServiceNow
12 28 (0.66%) hybris
13 25 (0.59%) Guidewire
14 24 (0.57%) Adobe
15 23 (0.54%) Citrix
16 22 (0.52%) Sybase
17 20 (0.47%) Actimize
18 19 (0.45%) Calypso
19 16 (0.38%) VMware
19 16 (0.38%) Northgate
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